About the Foundation
The All-Russian Charity Foundation Foodbank Rus was registered in October 25, 2012
The Foundation distributes food to socially insecure categories of public in all regions of the Russian Federation. In 2019 the Foundation distributed 5.97 mln kg of food and essential commodities. Largest Russian FMCG manufacturers are involved and transfer their goods to Foodbank Rus from factories and warehouses all over Russia under donation agreements on a continuous basis.
The Foundation is the first foodbank in Russia and regularly cooperates with the Russian Orthodox Church, charity organizations and governmental authorities. In 2016 the Foundation jointly with the Children's Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation launched the program of food assistance to low-income families with children “Food to Help Mum”. Within the program, on a weekly basis, dairy goods are distributed among low-income families via the Department of Labor and Social Security of Moscow.
In 4 years Foodbank Rus developed a system for collection of food surplus from manufacturing, using them as a resource to help the needy.
Effectiveness of the Foundation technology has already been noticed by critical and operating structures of the country, such as the Russian Orthodox Church, Children's Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Department of Labor and Social Security of Moscow.
In 2020 food was distributed in 8 federal districts
Main Projects of the Foundation
Provision of food and non-food goods to people experiencing hardships:
- Based on the food security doctrine of the Russian Federation
- Applying progressive technology of rational resource use
- Based on the idea of food charity as a long-standing tradition of the Russian society.
Since 2013, the Foodbank Rus has been a member of the Global Foodbanking Network. Our unique technology of work without the use of transshipment warehouses, the so-called virtual foodbanking, is highly appreciated and recognized at the global level.